A OnePlus 5 on display at a London popup event
|Slogan||Dual Camera. Clearer Photos.|
|Compatible networks||2G, 3G, and 4G|
|First released||June 20, 2017|
|Availability by country|
|Dimensions||154.2 mm (6.07 in) H
74.1 mm (2.92 in) W
7.25 mm (0.285 in) D
|Weight||153 g (5.4 oz)|
|System on chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz + 4×1.9 GHz) Kryo|
|Memory||6 or 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|Storage||64 or 128 GB UFS 2.1|
|Battery||3,300 mAh Li-Ion with Dash Charge technology|
|Display||5.5" 1080p Optic AMOLED / DCI-P3 (401 ppi) with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Rear camera||16 MP Sony Exmor IMX398 (f/1.7, EIS) + 20 MP Sony Exmor IMX350 Telephoto (f/2.6)|
|Front camera||16 MP Sony Exmor IMX371 (f/2.0, EIS, HDR)|
|Connectivity||3G, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GPS & GLONASS, USB Type-C|
|Other||3.5mm headphone jack
The OnePlus 5 (also abbreviated as OP5) is a smartphone made by OnePlus. It is the successor to the OnePlus 3T released in 2016. The OnePlus 5 was officially unveiled during a keynote on 20 June 2017.
The Verge announced in May 2017 that the upcoming device would be known as the OnePlus 5. It was said that this decision was due to the number four being considered unlucky (tetraphobia) in China. OnePlus confirmed that the handset would feature a Snapdragon 835 processor prior to the launch. OnePlus also noted its work with the image processing firm DxO to improve the camera on the device.
The OnePlus 5 has an anodized metal back like its predecessors, the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The handset is currently available in Slate Gray (black/gray) and Soft Gold (white/gold) colors. The limited edition Soft Gold color was released on 7 August 2017. A Midnight Black (black/matte black) color was also manufactured, but later removed from their website. Another special edition version made in association with Castelbajac is exclusively available in Europe. It features a Slate Gray back with handwriting, along with colorful hardware buttons, called "JCC Edition" (8/128).
The device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset clocked at 2.45 GHz, with up to 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. It has a 3300 mAh battery with OnePlus' proprietary Dash Charge technology and a 1080p AMOLED display with DCI-P3 wide colour gamut.
Following criticism of prior models' camera quality, OnePlus implemented an electronically-stabilized 16 MP Sony Exmor IMX398 camera module along with a 20 MP Sony Exmor IMX350 telephoto lens, capable of producing a bokeh effect. The front camera uses a 16MP IMX371 lens. OnePlus claims that the dual camera enables a 1.6X optical zoom; however, independent testing has only reproduced a 1.33X optical zoom. DxOMark gave the camera a rating of 87, which is above that of the iPhone 7.
The majority of initial reviews of the phone were positive. Engadget praised the phone's specifications in its price bracket. The Verge concurred and noted its departure from previous OnePlus phone designs, but pointed out design similarities with the iPhone 7 Plus. Wired noted that despite the phone's camera specifications, the photo quality was mediocre; however, it commended the smoothness and battery life of the device.
XDA Developers noted that the phone was locking the CPU and GPU at their maximum clock speeds while in certain games and benchmarks in order to inflate their benchmark scores, resulting in the phone reaching external temperatures as high as 50 °C. OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei, defended the actions by saying that users "want to see the full potential of their device without interference from tampering" and that "Every OEM has proprietary performance profiles for their devices".
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Some phones were known to reboot when dialing 911, preventing users from calling emergency services. OnePlus quickly issued an update (OxygenOS 4.5.6) to fix this issue, and claimed that it happened as a result of not using the stock dialing app. OnePlus later said that the problem was "related to a modem memory usage issue", and that it was only a "random occurrence" for some users on VoLTE networks.
The OnePlus 5 became the company's fastest selling smartphone, according to CEO Carl Pei. It is also selling better than the previous generation's OnePlus 3T.
During the week leading to the device being revealed, a television advertisement was shown in the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy between Pakistan and India, starring OnePlus brand ambassador and Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan.
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